New Delhi: The Justice Manmohan Singh Liberhan Commission of Inquiry has indicted former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, current Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha L K Advani and former BJP president Murli Manohar Joshi, among others, for the demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992, calling it a meticulously planned event, according to a news daily.
The voluminous report, which was submitted to the
government about five months ago, is believed to have called
the BJP leaders "pseudo-moderates" holding that Advani and
Vajpayee cannot be absolved of their responsibility in the
demolition of the disputed structure in Ayodhya on December 6,
The Commission is understood to have said that
Vajpayee, Advani and Joshi could have been used by the Sangh
Parivar as publicly acceptable faces of the movement and were
still party to all decisions.
It said none of them had the capacity to defy the
orders of the RSS without damaging their political future and
called them tools in the hands of the RSS.
The Commission is not not believed to have criticised
the late Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao saying as per
Constitution the Union Government can act only after it
receives the recommendations of the state Governor.
First Published: Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 09:02